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Autumn Scatter Time

You don’t have to wait until spring to scatter seed balls however. Autumn is a great time to get to work on your own wild flower patch. It’s also a lovely time to be out in the garden. The light is soft, it’s often still warm and everything takes a deep breath after a summer of frenetic activity.

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No Mow May

“We can think of nothing better to help make the world a better place, than cultivating your garden. Someone who grows a garden, to help nature, is personally doing the important work of improving the world. Never underestimate the power of such a seemingly simple act” Ana & Emily Seedball Founders Seedball is again supporting

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WHY WILD SEEDS NEED WORMS

by Sally Coulthard www.sallycoulthard.co.uk By best-selling nature writer Sally Coulthard, Woodcuts by Sarah Price. When Charles Darwin had to pick what he thought was the most important animal in the world he didn’t choose the ape for its intelligence, or the sheep for its usefulness, or the duck-billed platypus for its sheer oddness. He chose the

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Head Out Into Your Garden This October And Take Part In Garden Safari – Find Out More Below!

Share your images of the wildlife that has been drawn to your spaces by Seedball blooms. For a chance to win our October bundle on social media, we would love to see pictures of any flora and fauna in your garden, whether it’s bumblebees on your borage, crab spiders on the corn marigolds, tits on

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Wildflowers of September

As summer draws to a close, it is important that there are still flowers around for late foraging bees and other pollinators, some blooms you may have seen in August will continue flowering into September.  Wildflowers to look out for include the mauve pincushions of Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis). Did you know: ‘mauve’ is the French

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Wildflowers Of August

August – traditionally the month of cornflower blue skies, sunshine and holidays. Lots of wildflowers will have already completed their lifecycle and produced seed. Look out for different seed vessels like the poppy shaker pots, which can look lovely left in situ. Oxeye daisies may have a second flush of flowers if they have been

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Big Butterfly Count App

Join in with the Big Butterfly Count and help take nature’s pulse!

There is still time to take part in the world’s largest citizen science survey from 16-July to 8-August. Run by Butterfly Conservation, this totally brilliant, public led survey takes place every summer in the UK – spend 15 minutes in the sunshine and count the butterflies that you see!Butterflies are a fantastic indicator of the

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Wildflowers Of July

July is peak wildflower season! New blooms are coming through from wildflowers that take a little longer to get going but can last until the autumn, providing pollen and nectar for bees and butterflies. Knapweed also know as ‘hardheads’, will be revealing their tufty purple petals from within their sturdy buds. Scented meadowsweet will be

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Wild Flowers of May

We love May! It’s such a beautiful month for seeing wildflowers – they really do start to come into their own. And, it’s also not too late to plant wildflowers too! In fact, so many are beginning to flower, listing them all is quite a challenge. Most flowers blooming in April will continue to bloom

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Hedgehog Awareness Week

This week is Hedgehog Awareness Week (2nd-8th May), so we are focussed here at Seedball HQ on how we can make our gardens a little more hedgehog friendly. Did you know that research has shown In the UK our beloved Hedgehogs are in decline and are now listed as “Vulnerable” on Britain’s red list of mammals. Shockingly, numbers of hedgehogs have

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